After a decade away -- eight in New York running the student travel company, Walking Tree Travel, that he'd founded with two fellow East High alums, then another two running the company from on the road -- Paul Laurie returned to Denver last September. While he continues to serve as the director of ... More >>
The folks at Estately.com have assembled a list of U.S. cities with the most douchebags using a highly unusual metric. They counted up the number of dudes who listed Facebook "interests" in ten douchey categories: Nickelback, Monster Energy, Axe, Don Ed Hardy, Vin Diesel, Chris Brown, Tosh.0, Mixed ... More >>
I used to care about waiting a few months to review a new dispensary -- but I've since changed my mind. If a shop is going to open up its doors to the general public, then it shouldn't matter when I visit. The kinks in the shop might need more time to be ironed out, but the kinks in the grow room w ... More >>
Oskar Blues has introduced a new kind of vessel for taking beer to go from its Tasty Weasel taproom in Longmont. The Crowler, a cross between a can and a traditional growler, is a 32-ounce recyclable aluminum can that can be filled, purged of CO2 and sealed within minutes. Turn the page to see all ... More >>
Golden Moon Distillery is hosting an open house this weekend, offering provide guests samples of its hand-crafted herb liquors made in the same artisan fashion that originated in the mid-to-late 1800s. Although deeply rooted in traditional, old-school booze, these distillers are hip to the cocktail- ... More >>
Want to own a piece of Shotgun Willie's? The legendary Glendale strip club recently shut its doors forever -- and moved into a brand new building next door. The original building, which Shotgun Willie's called home starting in 1982, will eventually be demolished to make way for much-needed road im ... More >>
Fall begins on Sunday, so there's no time to waste: Get out and enjoy one of the town's great outdoor eating/drinking areas this weekend. We've been profiling some of our favorite patios this summer, extolling the joys of al fresco beers and sun on our shoulders. Now, in honor of the changing season ... More >>
The saga of the Gaylord hotel in Aurora continues -- this time with good news for the folks behind the proposed 1,500-room hotel and convention center. In a letter on view below, the state attorney general's office has denied a request by a group of Colorado hotels that the Colorado Economic Devel ... More >>
While City Set has elevated the restaurant scene in Glendale, the town just lost its oldest bar: Jack Casey's Four Mile House. The joint started life as a barn, back in the days when what's now Glendale was filled with dairy farms dedicated to quenching Denver's thirst for more wholesome beverages. ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Fantasy Island," tells of Glendale's quest to build a riverwalk along Cherry Creek full of restaurants, shops, theaters and bars serving booze in to-go cups. One of the project's biggest cheerleaders is Mayor Mike Dunafon, who is married to Shotgun Willie's owner Debbie Mat ... More >>
Her name is Flora, and she represents the "stereotypical, modern Cuban girl," says Kristy Socarras Bigelow, the owner of Cuba Cuba, Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria in Boulder and Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria in Glendale, which opens tomorrow in the City Set Project, joining Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, Big Smoke B ... More >>
Eighteen mayors from around the country, including two from Colorado, passed a resolution Monday at the United States Conference of Mayors, urging the federal government to respect state rights when it comes to recreational and medical marijuana laws. The resolution, drafted by the advocacy group M ... More >>
Announcement: We have a winner of our Jax Fish House High West Oyster Fest contest. Congrats to kayodo, who guessed 10,887 oysters. The correct number is 11,932. (Sorry, CRGWKM, but as I said, if you don't leave an e-mail address, you can't win.) Kayodo, we'll send you can e-mail about you can claim ... More >>
The first Sam's No. 3, a popular diner frequented by everyone from politicians and pipsqueaks, opened in 1969 in Aurora. Decades later, owner Sam Armatas opened a second location in the heart of downtown, where poser Guy Fieri swaggered in to film a segment for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and last ... More >>
After a decade with Big Red F, Dave Query's burgeoning restaurant group, which includes Lola, three outposts of Jax Fish House (a fourth will open this spring in Glendale), Centro Latin Kitchen, West End Tavern, Zolo Grill and the Bitter Bar, chef and brewmaster Ian Clark, currently the chef at Jax ... More >>
'Twas a few days before Christmas and all through the town, there was a lot of medical herb being sold -- likely a few pounds. People were stocking up, patients like me -- to deal with our in-laws as stoned as can be.
Update: The Denver Police Department has released mug shots of Dexter Lewis, Joseph Hill and Lynell Hill, the three men suspected of killing five people at Fero's Bar & Grill early Wednesday morning and then setting the business on fire. We're also getting a closer look at the victims -- a group fr ... More >>
When you go through a really bad relationship breakup, you need three things (four, if you smoke weed): Netflix, booze and frozen yogurt from Pinkberry. Netflix is for watching horrible movies with Jason Momoa (hopefully he'll be wearing eyeliner), the booze is so you can drink away the memories of ... More >>
Because of the wildfires, many of the official firework displays around the state have been cancelled. But there are plenty of reasons to take pride in Colorado's exploding culinary scene this week. Here's what's on the menu:
Prime Element is hitting the road this week, bringing its classic Colorado hip-hop style to the rest of the country. This Friday, the group joins Sweatshop Union for several dates as it kicks off its summer tour in Boise, Idaho, and then throughout the rest of the summer, beginning with the upcoming ... More >>
News that Sports Authority is hoping to relieve Invesco of the naming rights to the Broncos stadium -- thus making the stadium's name even more of a mouthful: Sports Authority Field at Mile High -- is likely to rile fans who think the name is ridiculous enough already. But Denver isn't alone ... More >>
Some dudes, stoked about somethingNot all sports fans are dudes. Not all sports fans are bros. Some of us were offended by Kobe's and Joakim Noah's insensitive language this year and felt they deserved to be fined; some of us don't dress and act like we did in college; some of us think Lebro ... More >>
Remember me? Though the decision is not set in stone, there was a community meeting last week regarding the possibility of a SuperTarget being put into the Tamarac Square mall on Hampden in Southeast Denver. After The Gap, one of the remaining draws for the shopping center, closed over a half ... More >>
Officially today, March 21st, is the first day of Spring. It certainly feels like Spring outside, although this is far from the first day it's been like this. Ah, the magic of Colorado. Regardless, if you're looking to breathe deeply while standing in a field or throw a frisbee to your dog or ... More >>
Last night, Project Runway contestant and Denver's current fashion star Mondo Guerra was at the Infinity Park Event Center for a clothing recycling bonanza known as the Good Exchange Fashion Show and Clothing Swap in Glendale. There was a fashion show featuring Goodwill clothing -- repurpos ... More >>
After a slight delay created by a thirteen-inch problem with a neighboring wall, Smashburger is ready to smash into downtown Denver, where it will unveil a new store in the Tabor Center, at 1203 16th Street, on Wednesday, September 22. Since the chain opened its very first Smashburger just ... More >>
Lori Midson Pinkberry, the international fro-yo chainlet with a frenzied cult following, is opening its first Colorado store on Thursday, May 27 at 1000 South Colorado Boulevard, in the small mall anchored by Barnes and Noble. "Colorado is an exciting new market for Pinkberry, and a strategic ... More >>
King Soopers plans to join Safeway and Target in the Denver area by opening a large new store that will carry full-strength beer, wine and possibly spirits. The store, at 4600 Leetsdale Drive in Glendale, will be in a long-vacant Cub Foods, which King Soopers bought four years ago. Renovatio ... More >>
It's hard to imagine anything more meaty than BBQ. It is a cuisine based entirely on the flesh of the pig, the cow and, in some cases, the chicken. So it's no surprise that a BBQ joint owner might hang up on a sales rep trying to sell him vegan meat substitutes. That's certainly happened a l ... More >>
Anti I-70 expansion poster by EarthFirst! Activists with the radical environmentalist outfit EarthFirst! have apparently taken a hiatus from monkeywrenching logging trucks and boiling pine cones for sustenance during three-month tree-sits to run a campaign in urban Denver against the various propo ... More >>
While a popular gallery closes up in Denver, Glendale strippers take it almost all off for the opera.
Getting to know Denver's Hottest Service Employees.
The Tattered Cover heads south
Legend of the Liquid Brain Imperial Stout
A look at those affected by Coloradoís insanity law.
Sam Taylor is trying to settle his debts to the city.
The Boathouse is not your typical sports bar.
The barbecue scene in Denver still smokes.
A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COORDINATOR WAS BUSTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DISTURBING THE PEACE.